γενεά

See also: γένεα

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Verbal noun from the root of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being).

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PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

γενεᾱ́ (geneā́f (genitive γενεᾶς); first declension

  1. birth
  2. race, descent
  3. generation
  4. offspring

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: γενιά (geniá), γενεά (geneá)

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learnedly from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʝeneˈa/
  • Hyphenation: γε‧νε‧ά

NounEdit

γενεά (geneáf (plural γενεές)

  1. (formal) Alternative form of γενιά (geniá)

Usage notesEdit

Used only with γενεά (geneá) (but not with γενιά (geniá)) are:

  • Expressions
    χάσμα γενεώνchásma geneóngeneration gap
    σύγκρουση γενεώνsýgkrousi geneóngeneration clash
  • Idiomatic set phrases:
    περνάω γενεές δεκατέσσεριςpernáo geneés dekatésserisrake over the coals, reprimand, give a bollocking to
    τον πέρασε γενεές δεκατέσσεις
    ton pérase geneés dekatésseis
    He/she gave him/her a bollocking.
    (literally, “He/she passed him/her through 14 generations”)

DeclensionEdit